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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2009
750 ml bottle pours a murky copper orange body with a medium beige head. Subsequent pours reveal a lot of sediment that appear to be powdered spice additions. Aroma is very spicy. Nutmeg and ginger stand out. A vegetal note of pumpkin is prominent(I get no yams). Spices also open the taste profile. Ginger and nutmeg, again. Belgian yeast and an assertive herbal hop bitterness are prominent. Molasses remains hidden, but maple syrup emerges as it warms. Comes off evenly balanced, to my surprise. An interesting sipper to usher in cold weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle purchased at Roziís. Big beery aroma to match the sizable head that came out on top of this nice dark amber brew. There is a wonderful fall aroma here, lots of smaller notes of clove, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, a tiny bit of caramel and a good bit of earthy scent. The flavor comes off, well, thin. And not like this is watery, but it doesnít feel like the big 10%íer. It has a full, yet delicate flavor,but it really shines for its balancing act with all of these notes. And I spect them yams really just are there to give some added sugars, and smooth out the goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
750 ml. bottle purchased at Greens on Buford Highway. Nice looking spice ale I must say. A somewhat dark brown orange color. The beer has a nice thin head that fades away rather quickly. I can definitely smells the yams. Lots of spices dancing in my nose. Nice cinnamon spice along with some soft fruits. Smells like a Thanksgiving day dessert. Very pleasant aroma. Spices come through at first. The cinnamon and yam come through as well and hit the back of my throat. This is a fairly spicy beer. Not a very creamy palate. If they would have kicked up the palate a notch in terms of texture, this beer would be amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2009
750ml bottle. Hazy brown orange, unfiltered and nontransparent. Very spicy aroma, obvious Belgian yeast, muddled fruit variety. Easy and sweet on tongue, spicy flavors dominate ending with sweet yam combo, Spices I noted are cumin, nutmeg and light cinnamon, among others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours dark red with a nice puffy off white head. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast, slightly squash/pumpkin/sweet potato, nice. Flavor is very spicy with a warm cinnamon, apple cider note that is nice. This isnít the normal watery amber ale that smells like cinnamon that most pumpkin style beers turn into. I donít think I could drink a lot of this. Certainly several people could enjoy a bottle. Sticks out in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a dark reddish-brown with an off-white head. Aroma: Yams, sweet malt, and spices. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle. Opaque light brown pour with a medium beige head. Cinnamon aroma with a slight note of barbecue sauce, brown sugar and molasses. Sweet and yeasty flavor up front, quickly giving way to spicy cinnamon and clove. For a sweet beer, has a very nice dry finish that is slightly bitter. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
carbonated. i detect some starchy flavors. not getting yam taste though. a little sweet with some alcohol bite to it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 tasting sample. pours a dark brown with a small off white head... pumpkin, spice, nutmeg nose... medium round body with more spice, cinnamon and some malt... the use of yams is quite unique... and there was a touch of sweet potato in there... didnít really pick up on the 10%... great sweet blended finish of all of the above... a true meal in a bottle... excellent fall / thanksgiving beer from a great start up brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pumpkin color with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of yams. Sweet flavor as well with maple, a touch of spice, vanilla and caramel. Unique and enjoyable.

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